Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University


Carbon management, energy and water


‌Saving energy means that the money saved can be used elsewhere in the University. Using energy and water probably causes more environmental damage, one way or another, than almost any other human activity.

Being energy and water efficient is good both financially and environmentally for you and the University.

How does the University manage its utilities?

The utility data for the university is monitored and recorded on a monthly basis and measured on a monthly basis. The data collected is measured against target levels regularly.

The university has a full time Energy Manager and Energy Technician who have responsibility for both reporting and reducing the energy consumption, financial expenditure and carbon emissions across the campus.

The FM department has identified and implemented a number of projects to reduce the energy consumption and has secured funding to assist in the implementation of energy saving projects.

In addition to technical solutions to reduce the universities environmental impact the Facilities Management Department also launched an environmental awareness campaign in 2009.Between 2009 and 2012 the campaign saw finance savings of £300,000 and around 2000tCO2. The Campaign results can be found here.

Energy and Water chart

Gas – 72 million kWh Electricity – 13.8 million kWh

Loughborough University’s activities place great strain on the environment, and as a socially responsible organisation we are committed to minimising this impact. One of the easiest and most effective ways of doing this is reduce our energy consumption. Facilities Management have staff dedicated to achieving this. Although every person involved with maintaining, designing, refurbishing and using the University’s buildings has an important role to play.

The University’s energy consumption for the 2016-2017 academic year was nearly 85 million kWh at a cost of £3.2 million.

The carbon emissions associated with the Universities energy consumption were 18,174 Tonnes of CO2

That’s the equivalent of £178 per student.

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Loughborough University has a national reputation for taking action on environmental issues. To continue this, we have re-launched our sustainability awareness campaign entitled ‘It’s Better OFF’ to raise awareness about climate change and its causes as well as the practical things we can all do to improve our environment.

To read more about the campaign click here »

All figures as reported in the 2016/17 Estates Management Statistics


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